Organizational Structure

Senior Management

Subinay Nandy

Subinay Nandy assumed office as the UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka on May 5, 2011. He also serves as the United Nations Resident Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator and as the Designated Official for Security.

With almost 20 years of experience with the United Nations, Prior to his appointment in Sri Lanka, Mr. Nandy served as the UNDP Country Director in China, where he played a leading role in driving UNDP’s contribution to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in China. As Country Director from 2007 to 2011, he was instrumental in developing a new strategic partnership between the Government of China and UNDP on global development issues and leading UNDP’s support to China following humanitarian disasters, including in the aftermath of the earthquake in Sichuan in 2008.

Previously, Mr. Nandy held the position of UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and Country Director a.i. in Vietnam. In recognition of his contribution to the development programme in Vietnam, he was awarded the President’s Friendship Award. Prior to this, Mr. Nandy served as Chief of the Regional Programme and Policy Division of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in New York and as the Deputy Resident Representative in Turkmenistan. He was also the Assistant Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh, with which he began his career in the UN serving as National Programme Officer.

A national of Bangladesh, Mr. Nandy holds a PhD in Economics from the Moscow Agricultural Academy and is fluent in English, Bangla and Russian. Mr. Nandy is the 18th Representative of the United Nations in Sri Lanka

Razina Bilgrami

Currently serving as the Country Director a. i., Razina Bilgrami joined UNDP Sri Lanka in May 2010 as the Deputy Country Director (Programme). Prior to that, she worked as the Deputy Chief of the South and West Asia Division of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in New York, having responsibility for oversight and backstopping of UNDP country offices in the south west asian region.

Razina began her career at UNDP in 1996 when she joined UNDP Pakistan as a Programme Officer. She later became an Assistant Resident Representative, heading the Energy and Environment Unit, where she was instrumental in expanding the scope of UNDP's environment portfolio to work under a programmatic framework in support of the Government's National Environment Action Plan. Prior to joining UNDP, she in the private sector on environmental and civil engineering projects.

Razina holds a Masters degree from the Imperial College, London, in Environmental Engineering, with a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.

Lovita Ramguttee

Lovita, Deputy Country Director (Programmes and Operations), joined UNDP Sri Lanka in October 2013.  She joined UNDP under the LEAD programme (2005) and have over 13 years experience in the private sector (in Africa) and development field with UNDP. In addition to her private sector experience as a consultant equally overlooking development projects, she has worked with UNDP over eight years at both Headquarters (Business Partnership Coordinator in RBEC) and CO level (as Assistant Resident Representative, Deputy Resident Representative in Montenegro and currently, Deputy Country Director in Sri Lanka).

After RBEC, she worked for nearly two years as UNDP liaison officer in Istanbul within the regional bloc Black Sea Economic Cooperation where she was also co-managing the Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme.

Lovita studied Economics at the University of Cambridge (BA, MSc) and has an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Detailed Country Office structure
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